Krishna Fountain Pen Inks


#1

I Just acquired 3 (small) bottles of Krishna ink: Goldfish Gold (which I haven’t used), Azalea, and Sea-&-Storm.
The Azalea was used in a Platinum #3776 with a medium nib. The swab looked like a medium-dark red with a hint of blue. When used with the medium nib is was a bright red. Ink flow and drying times were all good. The Sea-&-Storm swab kooks sort of purple but when used in a Platinum #3776 Kumpoo and a fine nib the lines looked almost black unless you look through a magnifying glass, then you could see the color. Again, the ink flow and drying times were all good. I’m not sure I would buy these again simply because there are other inks out there I haven’t tried, but I would recommend them.


#2

At some point I have to try Krishna inks as well. @danielb always wins them it seems. :wink: Instead I did get quite a few samples from @Inkantadora and someone else. Especially the three J. Herbin glitter inks are gorgeous and now I have them all at least in sample form!


#3

The Cornaline looks nice. I’m searching for an orange or burnt orange with enough contrast so you can read it easily.


#4

Have you tried Graf von Faber-Castell’s Burnt orange? I would recommend Habanero as well if you can deal with the drying time. :sweat_smile:


#5

I have 2 bottles, Moonview and Vaikhari. I love them both. Moonview is a nice blue with pink sheen, while Vaikhari is brown with a gorgeous green sheen.
I tried Jungle Volcano as well, thanks to @danielb but my experience with that wasn’t that good. At first I didn’t even like the color (but it grew on me), than I couldn’t reproduce the amount of sheen you’re supposed to get it from, not even on TR paper, and it was a pain to clean it out.
Not sure about cleaning the other two because they’re in my pens for the first time.


#6

@dragorsi, is Habanero Noodler’s? I avoid Noodler’s. That way I don’t have to figure out which ones are safe and which are not.

I’ve never tried any Faber-Castell inks yet. Are they dry or well lubricated inks? Can you compare them to any other brands?


#7

Yeah it is Noodler’s but it is a safe one. But I understand the hesitation, I share it with most of his inks.

For me they feel just a tad bit drier than Diamine, but maybe I’m just imagining things :smiley: Gonna test it if no one else has a more confident answer. My only problem with the GvFC inks is the price. :smiley: but the ones I tried are well behaving inks, I especially love electric pink and the aforementioned orange which I own a bottle. I can send you a sample if you’d like to try it. :slight_smile:


#8

Thanks, how does the GvFC compare to: Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki, MB Lucky orange and Herbin’s Burmese Indian Orange? Those are the ones I know. Herbin is the only one I have a bottle of because it’s more affordable :wink:.


#9

I only have the J. Herbin, so can’t say anything about the others. The Burned Orange is more darker and reddish. Not the best picture, but hopefully you can see enough.


#10

Thanks, your sample shows how much redder the GvFC is — maybe too red for me. I’ve been testing the Herbin Indian Orange. It doesn’t have enough contrast for me.

Hmm, I guess that’s just a property of orange inks. If you want more contrast it goes red. Otherwise towards the yellow and has low contrast.


#11

It is redder, but not as much redder as the picture shows. It is still orange, more orange/less red than Habanero. I agree the IO has not enough shading in comparison.